Sunday, 16 September 2007

Good Intentions...

The theme for Modern Savages this week was 'intent'. I am quite happy with my MS blog post this week, discussing the intent behind my current set, 'Wildflowers in Bloom'. But it got me thinking about some longer term goals - the intent towards my beadmaking in general. I have had a few new intentions lately - to have auctions up constantly, and create new work regularly...and more recently, to really work towards developing some new work that is uniquely 'me', an idea that I revisit and reform, and that will perhaps grow into a series of work. The Wildflower beads are a step in that direction, and there may be a few more ideas on the burner. Hopefully the challenges of the weekly themes on MS will be another tool to help me grow in that direction. The first 2 themes didn't really extend me - I had the Fall beads made already (its a very logical theme for this time of year, when most of your customers are from the US), and while they are really relevant to the theme, a they are the fulfilment of my 'intent', the Wildflower beads were made upon my return from the USA, not in direct response to the theme. But the next few weeks hold some very different themes - some involving artists whose work is nothing like the style I use in my beads. So there are definitely some challenges ahead....

2 comments:

Julz said...

Heya Suz, great catching up on your blog, especially with your thoughts on Intent.

Yes, I think it is in the air- Life Intentions.

Psst: this comment window is in Portuguese- suppose it has thrown anyone else for a loop? :)

Julz

Suzanne said...

I am really hoping it is something odd at your end (sorry :) ) that is making blogger think you are in portugal......

Thanks for reading!